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Bangladesh moves up to seventh in ICC rankings after series victory

The 2-1 series has put Bangladesh on 93 ratings points – five behind sixth-ranked England and five ahead of eighth-ranked West Indies

Bangladesh moves up to seventh in ICC rankings after series victory - Cricket News
India’s Stuart Binny celebrates with Virat Kohli after the dismissal of Bangladesh cricketer Sabbir Rahman during the third ODI in Mirpur.
Bangladesh has moved up one place to seventh in the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings following its series win against India in Mirpur on Wednesday.
 
The 2-1 series has put Bangladesh on 93 ratings points – five behind sixth-ranked England and five ahead of eighth-ranked West Indies. With England, plus seven next highest-ranked sides as on 30 September 2015 to qualify for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Bangladesh now looks set to qualify ahead of the West Indies, which has no FTP One-Day International (ODI) series planned until the cut-off date, and eighth-ranked West Indies, which plays Sri Lanka in a five-ODI series next month.
 
Mashrafe Mortaza’s men had entered the series in eighth position on 88 points, fraction of a point behind the West Indies.
 
In contrast, 2-1 defeat means India has dropped from 117 to 115 but has still retained his second position on the ODI table. However, the series result means only 28 points separate second-ranked India from ninth-ranked Pakistan. World champion Australia leads the field and is sitting pretty on 129 points.
 
Meanwhile, Brendon McCullum’s side had entered the series on 115 points and were eyeing second place. However it has remained in third position, marginally ahead of the Proteas. On the other side of the coin, England, under the guidance of Eoin Morgan, has reduced fifth-placed Sri Lanka’s advantage by four points to eight as it now sits on 98 points.
 
Reliance ICC ODI Championship table (as on 24 June, after England-New Zealand and Bangladesh-India series):
 
Rank   Team              Points
1          Australia         129
2          India                115
3          New Zealand   112
4          South Africa   112
5          Sri Lanka        106
6          England           98
7          Bangladesh     93       
8          West Indies     88
9          Pakistan          87
10        Ireland             50
11        Zimbabwe       44
12        Afghanistan    41

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